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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2007, 16:43 »
The new Panny seems able to take 24 fps as well:
http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=50608

Never mind la :)

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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2007, 22:58 »
Mai hum? read one :)

http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=23805

There must be similar tiles in SG too.
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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2007, 17:05 »
Try this
It is at the top right hand corner of the remote control. The button has a "i+" label on it & next to it is a green clock label.

No, I couldn't locate the so-called "info" button posted in the forum.
I tested a couple of times with different button but it's didn't work.  ???

My guess is that the method may only be valid for US or Europe set.

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2007, 21:37 »
Hi guys,

just a question ..

Is the plasma display very hot as compare to LCD??


Still can't decide between plasma or lcd..


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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2007, 01:09 »
Hi guys,

just a question ..

Is the plasma display very hot as compare to LCD??


Still can't decide between plasma or lcd..


Yes, plasma display gives out more heat.
I have Pioneer 427XG Plasma and Sharp LCD,;I prefer watching TV/movie  using plasma, picture it look more 3D.
The black level is very solid compare with LCD.
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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2007, 16:40 »
With a resolution of 1024x768 on the 427, not sure if can tell the difference even if it can accept 1080p50/60 or 1080p24. Moreover, need at least 50" to fully appreciate 1080p as compare with 1080i.

On a separate matter, AFAIK, the service menu is only useful for checking number of hours used. Does anyone know of any other stuff that is useful?

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2007, 18:59 »
With a resolution of 1024x768 on the 427, not sure if can tell the difference even if it can accept 1080p50/60 or 1080p24. Moreover, need at least 50" to fully appreciate 1080p as compare with 1080i.

On a separate matter, AFAIK, the service menu is only useful for checking number of hours used. Does anyone know of any other stuff that is useful?


Well for the price of the 427 plus a few hundred dollars more, you can get the 50" PV70 instead.  Worth considering.
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ISF anyone?
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2007, 08:03 »
CNET OZ seems to think ISF calibration is a good idea, I think I will pony up the $$ for it later on:
http://www.cnet.com.au/tvs/plasma/0,239035288,339271389,00.htm

And they like the 427:

http://www.cnet.com.au/tvs/plasma/0,239035288,339272796,00.htm

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2007, 18:46 »
Someone from best denki told me 427XG resolution is only 1021 X 768, not 1024. Is it true??

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2007, 18:48 »
Bro
Rather than trust the words of a salesperson why not look it up yourself, the link above has the specs, and it is 1024.
Someone from best denki told me 427XG resolution is only 1021 X 768, not 1024. Is it true??
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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2007, 18:59 »
Yes, all the while i thought it is 1024 until I heard what the salesperson said. They even printed out the resolution figure and stick on the plasma! At taka best denki store. So that made me  ???

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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2007, 19:16 »
See the Singapore Pioneer website
http://www.pioneer.com.sg/storefront/brochure/7GPDP.pdf
and ask them where they got their data from.

Just a question, so IF it is 1021, thats a deal breaker?? If so the marketing people will have succeeded in pulling the wool over another victim of specs. Esp over 3 lines

Why not let your eyes be the judge?
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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2007, 07:56 »
So bro have you decided?

Let your eyes tell you if the Pioneer is worth the extra $$. I liked my Pioneer, and so I got it, it was just better enough than the Panasonic to justify my outlay of 1k or so more.

BTW you may wish to explore SLS and your neighbourhood shop for their prices, you may be surprised. (eg quite a few people go to the TV shop at the corner of Alexandra village opp the old SAFRA)





Yes, all the while i thought it is 1024 until I heard what the salesperson said. They even printed out the resolution figure and stick on the plasma! At taka best denki store. So that made me  ???
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Re: Pioneer plasma panel thread - share info and tips
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2007, 01:11 »
BTW I am having a few friends over most likely on the 30th June in the afternoon to have a look at my HT room, you are welcome to come blackmax

Thanks for the invitation but sorry can't go. I work on Saturday.

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« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2007, 10:39 »
How long is a common question on heaps of threads all over the world.

I was told by the Pioneer man, abut 100hrs is fine, and just drop the settings by about 20% or so.

I currently use 20 on the contrast and keep all the boosting setting off first.
Actually when it is viewed in dim light you get a very bright picture still.

Thanks scoobydoo, I won't hold my breath on the ISF bit, but when it comes, I will report on it :)

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